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The origin of capitalism : a longer view

Author: Ellen Meiksins Wood; Verso (Firm : London, England),
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New, revised and expanded edition]View all editions and formats
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"How did the dynamic economic system we know as capitalism develop among the peasants and lords of feudal Europe? In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, imperialism, and the modern nation state. Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Meiksins Wood; Verso (Firm : London, England),
ISBN: 9781786630681 1786630680
OCLC Number: 949913339
Notes: Previous edition published: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©1999.
Description: 213 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Histories of the transition. The commercialization model and its legacy ; Marxist debates ; Marxist alternatives --
Part II. The origin of capitalism. Commerce or capitalism? ; The agrarian origin of capitalism --
Part III. Agrarian capitalism and beyond. Agrarian capitalism and beyond ; The origin of capitalist imperialism ; Capitalism and the nation state ; Modernity and postmodernity --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ellen Meiksins Wood.

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